Bob’s Burgers: Which season 5 episode is most underrated?

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At almost 5 years old, season 5 of Bob’s Burgers has quite the plethora of underrated episodes to choose from but which will reign supreme?

Now that season 10 has an official air date, we are at the halfway point of looking back at Bob’s Burgers. It’s truly hard to believe the show has been on for 10 seasons. Even for die-hard fans, it doesn’t feel like the show’s been on that long. Admittedly, season 5 is not one that I particularly love so this week’s choice is going to be a little bit tough.

A running theme is that the series always has a few standout episodes, maybe 1 or 2 bad but is mostly made up of good episodes. With each season, the series has a handful of underrated episodes. Since the series is on hiatus, what better time to look through each season and find the most underrated episode?

Before getting into this series, there will be spoilers for Bob’s Burgers. This week is all about season 5 so you will be spoiled if you haven’t watched season 5. As per all these lists, this is only my opinion. If you don’t agree, feel free to share your thoughts or what episode you consider the most underrated from the said season.

Unlike the previous seasons, season 5 of Bob’s Burgers is one that doesn’t stand out as much. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad season, but one that didn’t have many bells and whistles. To be completely transparent, season 5 of Bob’s Burgers isn’t my favorite as I thought it featured a lot of filler episodes. Regardless, there are still a handful of memorable and underrated episodes to discuss.

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When looking at season 5, one of the most memorable episodes is the season premiere. Entitled “Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl,” this episode gave us arguably some of the best musical moments the show has produced. In the episode, Gene and Courtney put on competing musicals inspired by both Die Hard and Working Girl. This episode was truly an homage to both films and kicked the season off on a high note.

The next two memorable episodes aren’t connected but share similar themes. “Late Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and Louise” and “Hawk & Chick” are both episodes that focus on the relationship between Bob and Louise. While we saw a preview of this in season 1, these two episodes really examine their relationship and how much they truly love each other.

“Late Afternoon in the Garden of Bob and Louise” follows Bob trying to get a place in the community garden so he hires Louise’s nemesis Logan, creating a rift between the two. As for “Hawk & Chick,” this episode brings back Bob and Louise’s love for film and features them trying to reunite an estranged father and daughter. It’s rare to see an animation show features such as loving father-daughter relationship but Bob’s Burgers did it best in season 5.

Before getting into the underrated episode, there’s one more episode to talk about and that’s “The Millie-churian Candidate.” This episode follows Louise trying to keep Millie, a girl who is obsessed with her from becoming president and the lengths she’ll go to. What makes this episode so special is that it’s rather dark. With Millie’s actions and the twist at the end, “The Millie-churian Candidate” is easily one of the best of season 5.

When coming up with an underrated episode, it was hard to narrow it down. Season 5 has a lot of episodes that don’t get talked about. However, one episode stood out to me and that was “Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting.” A play on Adventures in Babysitting, Louise gets put in charge of her class’s pet chinchilla who escapes after Wayne comes to check on it. That results in a chase with the Belchers and their friends to save Princess Little Piddles.

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Looking back, “Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting” has all the makings of a great Bob’s Burgers episode. It’s both funny and action-packed while still featuring immense amounts of character development. It’s Louise who learns her lesson and decides to be the bigger person. While this might not be everyone’s first pick for an underrated episode, I think it’s definitely not appreciated enough as a Louise episode.

Which season 5 episode do you think is most underrated? Are you a fan of “Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting?” Be sure to let me know in the comments!